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Auburn school’s timer system fails weekend drought conservation test
Thursday May 28 2015
Placer High School’s efforts to conserve water didn’t pass the test over the weekend. And a faulty timer is being blamed for the high-profile waste of water. Sprinkle ...
Del Oro eyeing huge upgrades
Friday May 23 2014
A private, anonymous donation may allow Del Oro High School to afford comprehensive upgrades to its football stadium, but school officials don’t want to elaborate until the d ...
Districtwide solar power on the horizon for Placer Union
Tuesday Jan 28 2014
Construction is expected to begin in a matter of weeks on solar panel mounts at all of Placer Union High School District’s sites, which officials will discuss in a board of t ...
Freezing temperatures to linger in Auburn, foothills
Tuesday Dec 10 2013
A string of sub-freezing nights in Auburn and the foothills will continue through Thursday, the National Weather Service is forecasting. Temperatures are expected to slowly move u ...
Auburn schools to receive public input on how to spend new funding dollars
Wednesday Sep 11 2013
When California’s new school funding formula passed in June, local educators said it would be months before they’d know exactly how big of a funding boost it was or how ...
Placer Union banks on solar power
Friday Jul 05 2013
According to preliminary estimates, Placer Union High School District could save more than $17 million over the next 25 years through an agreement to buy solar power from Energy Sa ...
Schools stand to benefit from new state funding formula
Tuesday Jul 02 2013
Sealed by the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown last week, California’s 2013-14 budget officially established a new statewide education funding formula that went into effect on M ...
Tdap documents all in, district says
Tuesday Oct 04 2011
With the threat of middle and high school students being sent home from school without a specific vaccination, local officials say they are not having problems with their students. ...
High school district facing millions in cuts
Thursday Feb 10 2011
The Placer Union High School District is facing a potential $4.5 million in cuts over the next three years. Like the Auburn Union School District, the high school district’s pot ...
Business loss, layoffs worry employees
Friday Jul 23 2010
Recent layoffs, loss of business and noontime board meetings have some employees of Mid-Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency concerned. “There are layoffs – that’s no ...
Another View: Hillmen Pride richly deserved
Thursday Jun 10 2010
Placer High Principal Peter Efstathiu gave the following speech during the Class of 2010 graduation: Parents, families, students and Placer staff, welcome to the 111th graduation ...
Auburn Union plans for furlough days
Friday Jan 22 2010
Auburn Union schools are taking a week off in February, but it’s no vacation. District administrators are taking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger up on his offer, made by way of the 2 ...
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